Kamado Joe Classic III 18-Inch Ceramic Kamado Grill - KJ15040921
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Warranty

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For the Kamado Joe warranty to apply, you must register your grill. All ceramic kamado parts are warrantied to be free of defects in material and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the grill. All metal and cast iron parts are warrantied for a period of five (5) years. The heat deflectors, ceramic plates, and pizza stones are warrantied for a period of three (3) years. The thermometer and gaskets are warrantied for a period of one (1) year.

Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.

Customer Reviews (98)

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Scott
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Unbelievable quality
Fantastic grill!!! everything about it is perfect and with the an added soapstone, reverse seered steaks are fantastic
 

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SchuDome
Cleveland OH
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Worth the money!
Only used it twice but the control on maintaining a temperature is fantastic.
 

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Max L
Wayne, PA
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Great experience so far with my Kamado Joe grill
This is my first and very happy with his performance
 

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MT in FL
Jupiter, FL
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You won be disappointed
The Classic Joe III is amazing. As the owner of another brand in the past, th temp control and food has been wonderful. Looking forward to more fine cooks on the Joe.
 

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Jim
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Best grill ever!!
I love this grill. I've been using gas for the last 20 years and the Kamado Joe is amazing! The only downside is it seems pricey but it's worth every penny.
 

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rmwTx
D-FW, TX
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The King of Kamados! Better in all ways
So I asked a relative who has a commercial smoking rig, what I needed to get to start smoking meat. His answer was unequivocal - Kamado Joe. So for father's day last year (yeah, right, we got it end of July) the grill is delivered. Life has not been the same. We got the Big Joe III, maybe a little much but when you start talking the top of the line, do you *really* want to get that one party or holiday gathering or whatever where you wish you would have just gotten the bigger one? Was not going to happen to me! The performance has been spectacular ... a few lessons learned on my part but if you just think things through and watch the 1000s of youtube videos on the subject, you really have no excuse for messing up. From chicken to pork to brisket - some of the best meals we have eaten ... and dial it up a notch to reverse seared ribeye and you cannot justify any expensive steakhouses again - its too good at home. Only downsides for me have been minor adjustments to the latch (but worth it cuz the seal is absolutely air tight) and the occasional spring popping out ... easy to put it back in. Also, I would love if somebody has a quick'n'easy way of dealing with the "sticky top vent" issue ... generally I take it off and drop it on the ground to get it loose : cleaning it is a beast but a must do to keep too much build up from accumulating. The other challenge is the weight of this beast : getting it in the garage when I leave the house for extended periods is not particularly easy. If you are getting one of the "big joe" models, plan on pretty much keeping it wherever you put it and not moving it more than a few feet, absolutely no rough surfaces.
 

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mjavit
Brighton, Michigan
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Kamado Joe - BV
 
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Worth every penny
Bought this smoker over a month ago, wish I would have purchased it years ago. I am finally able to control temperatures within a few degrees. So far my longest cook has been 6 hours and temp never varied once set adjusted to 220 degrees.
 

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Rick Lake
Bethesda, MD
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I was surprised at how easy it was to use!!
I bought my first Kamado Joe a month ago and was surprised how easy it was to control the temperature and use. Our maiden voyage was to reverse searing a NY Strip and was blown away of how good it was!! Highly recommend this to anyone who likes to grill, smoke and all of the above.
 

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Kent F.
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The perfect grill!
I have used many different types of grills over the years and always preferred to use natural woods or charcoals instead of manufactured chips or pellets. I have finally found the "Holy Grail" of grills that allow me to do just that and have incredible control over the temperatures with such versatility. Low and slow or hot and fast. All possible in one unit. While not inexpensive, you get what you pay for!
 

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Old man
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Kind of disappointed
Everything went great except for never receiving the fire starts and due to covid the driver signing the ticket so no way to get a refund but other than that everything was fine
 

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Expert Review

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The Skinny:

  • New SloRoller insert blasts food with smoky flavor
  • Updated 3 tier divide and conquer cooking system
  • Free accessory package included with every Kamado Joe
  • Fastest growing kamado brand
  • Excellent warranty

Things We Love

Kamado Joe is the fastest growing brand in the Kamado industry for a reason. Introducing innovation with each new model, the kamado style cookers keep getting better and better. The Kamado Joe Classic III and Big Joe III are no exception. With awesome new features like an updated cooking system, SloRoller hyperbolic chamber, and an easy-to-use Airlift hinge, these smokers infuse rich, smoky flavor to just about any food!

Updated Divide & Conquer Flexible Cooking System

Kamado Joe is famous for their patented Divide & Conquer Flexible Cooking System. It’s an impressive multi-level cooking rack design that allows you to cook foods at different temperatures, at the same time. You can also create different heat zones in the kamado with Kamado Joe's half-moon shaped heat deflector plates. The plates partially block off heat to provide both direct & indirect heat from the open flame. For example, you could cook veggies on the upper level of the cooking rack, with the heat deflector blocking direct heat from the charcoal, while a steak gets a nice sear on one of the lower levels above the open flame.

The Kamado Joe Classic III and Big Joe III has a new and improved 3-tiered split rack. With this new addition, you can opt for 6 half-moon split cooking grids with 2 half-moon split heat deflector plates, or 4 half-moon split cooking grids and the SloRoller insert. Each level can span the entire surface of the smoker, or only half. Designed for flexibility, you can configure the grates to work however you need them too – the options are abundant!

You can also use a charcoal basket with the divider. This makes it really easy to separate leftover charcoal from ash. The divider, when combined with a split heat deflector plate, allows for direct heat on one side and indirect heat on the other side. It should be noted that the Kamado Joe Classic III and Big Joe III come with a divided charcoal basket, a 3 tiered flexible cooking rack, 1 accessory rack, 2 half-moon split cooking grids, 2 half-moon split heat deflector plates and the SloRoller insert. To get the full functionality of the divide and conquer system, 4 additional half-moon split cooking grids and 2 additional accessory racks can be purchased seperately.

Air-Lift Hinge

The new air lift hinge makes lifting the lid of the Kamado Joe III’s easier than ever before. The updated hinge features a single spring-loaded counterbalance mechanism that provides an ultra-light feel when opening the domed lid. It decreases the weight of the lid by 96%! Not only does this make lifting easier, but it also lowers the chance of the lid being broken or cracked by slamming down.

Great Customer Service

Kamado Joe really caters to their customers by providing excellent customer service. Any time you have an issue, the Kamado Joe team will work tirelessly to help you figure it out and get the issue resolved. They also offer a great warranty! Ceramic parts come with a lifetime warranty. Metal and cast iron parts are covered for 5 years. Ceramic plates are covered for 3 years, and fiberglass gaskets are covered for one year.

Great Accessories

While the Kamado Joe Classic and Big Joe III come with everything you need to get grilling right away, including an ash tool, grate lifter, 3-tiered cooking rack, 1 accessory rack, 2 half-moon cooking grids, 2 half-moon heat deflector plates, SloRoller insert, powder coated side shelves, slide out ash drawer and a divided charcoal basket, they also offer some awesome accessories to enhance your grilling or smoking experience. Get the most out of your grill with optional accessories like the iKamand Temperature Controller. The DōJoe Pizza Oven Attachment features a distinct wedge-shaped design to maintain a steady temperature and make the perfect pizza. The Joetisserie can transform your kamado into a rotisserie. It can turn up to 50 pounds of chicken, pork loin, prime rib, or any kind of meat. It’s easy to install and can really amp up any party!

Things to Consider

The SloRoller is built for low and slow cooking. It shouldn’t be operated above 500F, as the Teflon coating can break down if it gets too hot. Make sure to refer to your owner’s manual on proper use of your grill and accessories.

Overall Rating

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Questions & Answers (2)

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Question:
What assembly is required?
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Answer:
It's pretty simple you place the ceramic dome on the stand, insert some Ceramic Shields then insert the grill grates. A strong human can lift the dome alone, otherwise 1 helper will suffice. Inside of an hour all in.

Asked by MarioAnswered by matthewrodrigues7

Answer:
Yes, assembly is required but nothing to difficult. It comes shipped on a pallet to be assembled by owner. 

Asked by MarioAnswered by cjtristan

 
Question:
Why isn't this offered without stand?
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Hi Andrew! The Kamado Joe Classic III is only sold with the grill cart but is not permanently attached if you have another base or built in option.

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We strongly encourage reading the entire freight delivery guide, but here’s a quick snapshot of what you need to be ready for when you order a large package:

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Again, we recommend reading our entire breakdown of freight delivery so you can become familiar with the process. Trust us when we say that getting caught off guard with the strict requirements of freight delivery can lead to a whole lot of headaches.

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Message to our customers: Like all retailers and manufacturers, we’re currently experiencing well-publicized supply-chain issues and steel shortages that have caused some orders to be delayed. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences arising from this situation, and we assure you we’re making every effort to solve these problems with our vendors and logistical partners.

So, why are some orders being affected? Major ports around the world are still operating at reduced capacity because of COVID-19 restrictions — on average, container boats sit at port for about 3 weeks before being unloaded. Combine these shipping inefficiencies with a scarcity of natural resources, and virtually every industry has been crippled to some degree. Yet we acknowledge that it’s our duty to meet these challenges head-on and work toward solutions so you can enjoy more time outdoors with the people you love. We appreciate your patience as we strive to smooth out our supply chain, and we thank you for choosing us for your grilling and outdoor living needs.

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